READER BULLETINS: Aug. 23-29, 2018

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The new pipe organ at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Fair Haven, VT, will be officially dedicated on August 23, at 7 p.m. Three organists will share the event on the five-rank instrument, which was installed in June of this year by the builder, Timothy E. Smith of Portageville, New York. Walden Moore of New Haven, Connecticut, the organist/choirmaster of one of the largest Episcopal Churches in New England, Trinity Church on the Green, will be featured, as well as Timothy Smith, the instrument’s designer and builder, and June Hale, organist/choirmaster at St. Luke’s. Also featured in the dedication recital will be the newly formed children’s choir of St. Luke’s, accompanied by the organ and a professional organist and violinist, David von Behren of New Haven, CT.
The church is located at 146 N. Main St, Fair Haven, VT. The admission is free and there will be a reception during the evening. All are welcome. For more information, call June Hale at 802-537-2198 or email her at

Andy McEachron is once again organizing a fundraiser to honor Andy and Suzanne McEachron’s late daughter Shelby on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Lake St. Catherine Country Club, Route 30, Poultney. “Shine on Shelby” will open with a golf tournament at 8 a.m. at the Lake St. Catherine Country Club. Shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee is $80 per person for a four-person team, which includes golf, cart, prizes and food. To enter, contact Andy McEachron at 518-791-0105. In the evening, starting at 6 p.m., the event transitions into a dinner at the country club that will feature both a silent and live auction. A Surf & Turf dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by the live auction at 8 p.m.
More information is available on the Shine on Shelby Facebook page. Tickets to the dinner and auction are $85 per person or $150 per couple. To purchase, contact Andy McEachron at 518-791-0105 or email
All proceeds from the event will support the Shine on Shelby project for the improvements at the Granville Little League Fields and the Haynes House of Hope, a comfort care home for the terminally ill in Granville, New York.

Award-winning Rutland Youth Theatre holds open auditions for one of the most beautiful of all fairy tales, “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen.
Audition times are August 26 from 3-6 p.m. and August 27 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (registration starts ½ hour earlier on both days) at Rutland Youth Theatre, Courcelle Building, 16 North Street Extension, Rutland, VT.
Rehearsals will be a variety of one midweek evening for leads as well as Saturday and Sunday late morning or afternoons for all cast.
Show times are October 12th at 7pm and October 13th at 2pm and 7pm at the Theatre at Rutland Intermediate School. Tickets just $6 children/seniors and $8 adults.
Grades K-12 may audition. Choose one audition only but stay for the duration of the audition! Visit our website and click on the Audition Sheet tab on the right. Please print off and complete the audition form to bring with you. For more information visit our website at or call Mikki Lane at (802) 683-0019.
Rutland Youth Theatre is part of the Rutland Recreation and Parks Department and is a non-for-profit organization. For more information on upcoming productions and workshops, please visit or visit us on Facebook.

Rutland Regional Medical Center will be holding a free community presentation on concussion injury, on Thursday, August 30 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the CVPS/Leahy Community Education Center at Rutland Regional.
Certified athletic trainers from iSport and Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic will discuss the latest and most up-to-date information on concussion injuries. They will discuss the myths and misconceptions concerning concussions and provide information regarding the diagnosis of an injury, as well as return-to-learn and return-to-play guidelines.
Registration is required. For more information or to register visit or call 802-772-2400.

A spaghetti dinner to benefit the Haynes House of Hope will take place on Sunday, Sept. 2 at the Modern Woodmen of America (MWA) Hall in Wells, Vermont. Dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m., and music will be provided by Fritz Henry from 6 to 9 p.m.
The Perry girls will be in the kitchen serving up a dinner featuring salad, bread and spaghetti with a choice of meat sauce or meatless, plus dessert. A beverage of soft drinks or water is also included in the meal. Cost to dine in is $15 per person. Take-out is $10 per person and does not include beverage.
Starting at 6 p.m., guests will enjoy the music of musician Fritz Henry. An accomplished singer/guitarist/songwriter, Henry specializes in classics of folk, pop, rock and country-rock from the 1960s and 1970s. He has been seen on PBS, ABC, NBC and CBS, and has opened for notables including Livingston Taylor, the Association and Marilyn McCoo of the Fifth Dimension.

Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre will hold auditions for its 2018- 2019 season on Thursday, September 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at the College of St. Joseph’s Tuttle Hall Theatre, 71 Clement Road, Rutland, VT. On these dates we will audition for our second and third shows of the season. The second show of the ART season, “And Then There Were None,” by Agatha Christie, will be directed by Susan Gladding-Heitzman. It will be presented at Tuttle Hall Theatre on February 7-10 and February 14-16. The third show of the season, “The Last Night of Ballyhoo,” by Alfred Uhry, will be directed by Alex Nicosia. It will be presented at Tuttle Hall Theatre on April 4-7 and April 11-13.For more information, please contact Sandra Gartner at

This year’s raffle, the proceeds from which go back into the community, will be held Friday, September 7, at Spartan Arena in the Diamond Run Mall. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the drawing will start at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $110 per ticket, which admits two adults 21 and over. Catering is provided by East Creek Catering. Grand prize is $10,000 plus numerous other cash and door prizes. Rutland South Rotary is also asking those attending to bring nonperishable food items for the Rutland Area Community Cupboard.
For more information or to purchase tickets contact John Sanborn, raffle chairman, at 802-345-9873.

155 species have been recorded at this Important Bird Area (IBA). Join us September 22 for the 3.7 mile loop around the marsh (dirt and paved roads) or go halfway. Kids, new birders and non-members welcome. Learn from our friendly bird experts. Meet at the marsh boardwalk on Marble Street at 8 AM. Contact